John Ortiz (“Fast and Furious,” “Miami Vice”) has scored a lead role in the pilot for “Mayans MC,” the upcoming “Sons of Anarchy” spin-off for FX.
Set in the aftermath of the suicide of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), Mayans MC will focus on the struggles of EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border.
Ortiz will play Esai ‘Taino’ Osorio, President of Mayans MC Santo Padre Charter. A Mexi-Rican, he was born in the Bronx, then sent to Oakland to live with his cousin Marcus Alvarez who is the founder and National President of Mayans MC.
Clayton Cardenas and Edward James Olmos also star in the series which was co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. Sutter is set to executive produce and direct the pilot.